Last evening the all-Republican Hamilton Council took their meeting into closed session to avoid a public discussion of a reported corruption investigation into the activities of the Town’s Mayor, John Bencivengo.
Over the formal protests of non-political and democratic attenddes, the five Republicans went intio closed session to discuss among themselves the rules of succession if the Mayor Bencivengo resigns (Or at least that’s what they SAID they were discussing. Who really knows?)
The Council’s reticence to discuss the issue only adds to the failure of the mayor to comment on the investigation in any meaningful way since last Thursday when the Times reported that an investigation was in the works.
Council members claim to have no knowlege of what’s going on and none of them have simply picked up the phone to ask the mayor directly. (Or, if they have, the news is very bad)